Appellate Partner Discusses Amicus Brief in Patent Law Case

The National Law Journal | November.27.2012

This article, highlighting an amicus brief filed in an appeal that questions what constitutes a co-inventor, quotes Supreme Court and appellate partner Mark Davies, author of the amicus brief.

Mr. Davies details how the involvement of acclaimed research microbiologist Dr. Ananda Chakrabarty as a client convinced him to write the brief.

Dr. Chakrabarty's experience as a scientist, an academic and an entrepreneur, confirms that whoever first actually conceives of a new idea or solution is who the scientific, engineering and research communities believe should receive credit for such discovery," argued Davies.

In addition, Mr. Davies stated that the only amicus briefs worth filing are the ones that give the Supreme Court a perspective that it would not otherwise get from the main briefs.